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Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950
alaScore 93

1417 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1417 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and portability are overall positive. The size and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the apps.

usability, performance, size, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability. Reviews are divided on the durability.

portability, usability, performance, screen, camera

reliability, battery

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 950 5.2-Inch 32 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 950 5.2-Inch 32 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reception, while many are negative about the battery and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, design

reliability, battery

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 950, White 32GB (AT&T)Nokia Lumia 950, White 32GB (AT&T)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review

 

Ready to beta test Windows 10 Mobile?

Windows 10 Mobile is slick ; Iris-scanning lockscreen ; Continuum is its best trick

App situation is dire ; Microsoft Maps is 'Apple Maps bad' ; Call quality is subpar

The Lumia 950 proves that there's a lot going for Windows 10 Mobile, though also a lot of work to be done. Its best trick is that it blows up to desktop-like proportions with Continuum, but it sorely needs apps. Dedicated Microsoft fans and willing...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile - Pocket-lint

 

The Microsoft Lumia 950 doesn't feel like the phone we'd want it to be. This isn't a glittering showcase of the future of Microsoft mobile devices, it's

Cameras, some nice Window 10 features, removable battery, decent display

Windows 10 littered with inconsistencies, sometimes unstable, iris scanner dazzling, app space not competitive against Android and iOS, bland design

The Microsoft Lumia 950 perhaps isn't the flagship handset that many were expecting. Sitting in that convenient size at 5.2-inches, it may be a more natural choice over the 950 XL's 5.7-inch size. There's a good display on this phone, paired with...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: all the joy of Windows 10 Mobile, for better or worse

 

The 950 is the first elite Lumia for ages, but can it really compete?

Great screen ; Strong camera ; Comfortable in one hand

Poor speakers ; Buggy OS ; Uninspired design

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review

 

Windows 10 for phones is here but should you buy the new Lumia 950. Find out in our full review.

Windows 10 has arrived on smartphones and we're not exactly blown away. Loyal Windows and Windows Phone users will appreciate features like Universal Apps and while Continuum appears to be a real wow features, it requires a lot of extra equipment. The...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950

 

The Lumia 950 is Microsoft's first high-end phone to be launched running Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most frustrating and disappointing devices I've used this year.

Superb camera ; Windows Hello is cool ; Sharp screen

Dull, boring design ; Expensive for what's on offer ; Poor app offerings

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review - Windows 10 comes to mobiles

 

The Lumia 950 has a superb camera and Windows 10 Continuum is a revelation, but it's crippled by sluggish performance and a mediocre battery

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review

 

Windows 10 struggles to get in gear

Class-leading photo quality ; Great screen ; Iris scanner is interesting, if not perfect

Windows 10 needs work ; Apps selection still an issue ; Disappointing build and design ; Poor battery life

Photo and screen quality are terrific, but Windows 10 feels clunky and Microsoft doesn’t make up for that with jaw-dropping hardware either

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Windows Phone 10 has arrived in the form of two new handsets, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. With its 20-megapixel camera, Quad HD 5.2-inch screen and solid battery life,…

Easy to use ; Excellent camera ; Continuum

Windows 10 is a bit buggy ; Feels cheap

There's a lot to like about the Microsoft Lumia 950. It's well built, offers a lot of freedom in the form of expandable storage and a removable battery and the operating system is familiar yet more capable.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950

 

While I have seen Windows Phones in the past the new Lumia 950 is the first for a while. In theory, as a Windows desktop user of various versions from 3.1 to 10, this should make me feel right at home after those initial problems we all face with a new...

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is available from the link below for as little as £9 upfront and then £29 a month but there a range of deals with a huge difference in minutes and data so check for the deal that suits you.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950: A decent start for Windows 10 mobile

 

Showcases Windows 10 Mobile rather well. The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a highly capable smartphone

Beyond the software, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Inside the Lumia 950, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip – the same hexa-core unit used in the recent Google Nexus 5X and the LG G4 launched earlier this year.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 8.1 / 9.5
Continuous audio playback time:6.7 / 63 / 67
Continuous video playback time:10 / 6.3
Standby time (2G):12 / 264 / 288
Standby time (3G):264 / 275 / 288
Talk time (2G):23
Talk time (3G):10 / 13 / 18

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:6
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):20
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3 / 25.4 / 2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Resolution at capture speed:4096x2160@25fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.6
Head SAR (EU):0.48

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

3D playback: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:564
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3 / AAC, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, LC-AAC
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.264, H.265, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,1900
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB C / USB Type-C
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0 / 2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:808

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating System Version:Mobile

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200 / 32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.2
Height :14.5 / 145
Weight:150
Width:7.32 / 73.2